Monthly Archives: December 2014

Build Your Own Museum

Do you like collecting treasures from nature? Discover the Trading Post at the Canadian Museum of Nature! Continue reading

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Throat-Singing Karaoke?

What happened when our Arctic Voices exhibition team combined traditional Inuit throat singing with contemporary culture and technology? An innovative opportunity for fun and active visitor participation. Continue reading

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Travelling Exhibitions Are the Best Way to Interact!

Live too far from the Canadian Museum of Nature? No need to miss out: the museum may come to you! Our travelling exhibitions reach the four corners of Canada. Continue reading

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Illustrations from Sir John Franklin’s 1823 Book

A rare chance to see illustrations from Sir John Franklin’s book Narrative of a Journey to the Shores of the Polar Sea, in the year 1819, 20, 21 and 22. Published in 1823, a copy now resides in the collections of the Canadian Museum of Nature. Continue reading

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A Rare Book by Sir John Franklin Expedition Receives TLC

A beautiful and rare 190-year-old book from the museum’s collection by explorer Sir John Franklin about his first two voyages in search of the Northwest Passage in Canada’s Arctic was recently restored and put on display. Continue reading

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Expedition to Davis Strait: Rough Seas, Cod-Liver Sandwiches and a Highly Diverse Marine Ecosystem to Study

Noel Alfonso’s recent sea voyage wasn’t easy, but his efforts were well rewarded. He reports that 71 fish specimens and 119 invertebrate specimens have enriched the museum’s Arctic collections—and our understanding of this environment. Continue reading

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Adventures in Argentina: Museo de La Plata and an Excursion into the Permian Period

Fascinating museums, splendours of nature and spectacular geology: Researcher Scott Rufolo tells about his travels in search of information for the Canadian Museum of Nature. Continue reading

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